Muskingum, OH – The question can now be asked if losing two straight matches prior to the start of conference play is a positive or a negative? For the first time in 2011, the Geneva College men’s soccer team dropped two straight games and with the Presidents’ Athletic Conference schedule set to open in three days, is it bad timing? The answer to that question will be forthcoming but at this point Geneva would like to get right back in the goal column and the win column. On Wednesday afternoon, the Golden Tornadoes dropped a 1-0 decision to Muskingum College and fell to 6-3-1 in September with a whole lot of conference action coming up in October.
The loss to Muskingum follows an 8-0 defeat at the hands of Messiah on Saturday. Not only is it two straight losses but it’s also two consecutive shut-outs.
On Wednesday, neither team could find the net in the first half and it wasn’t until the 83rd minute of the match that a through-ball fed past a flat Geneva defense resulted in a breakaway goal and proved to be the game winner. Despite Geneva out shooting Muskingum by a 2-1 ratio and Geneva having the majority of scoring changes, Muskingum made its one good chance stand up for the victory.
Geneva will indeed open up PAC play on Saturday afternoon against Washington & Jefferson for a 1:30 pm kickoff. It will be the first-ever PAC game for the Golden Tornadoes since making the switch to Division III four years ago.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).
Geneva graduates have an 80% acceptance rate when applying for entrance to medical school–well above the national average.